Tacoma, Washington 

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Politics & Voting in Tacoma, Washington

The Political Climate in Tacoma, WA is Somewhat liberal.

Pierce County, WA is Leaning liberal. In Pierce County, WA 47.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 40.8% voted Republican, and the remaining 11.3% voted Independent.

Pierce county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Pierce county remained moderately Democratic, 47.9% to 40.8%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Tacoma, WA is Somewhat liberal

Pierce County, Washington is Leaning liberal.

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

Washington is Moderately liberal.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Tacoma, Washington: d d D D d

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Tacoma, WA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 23,297 contributions totaling $4,270,253 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $183 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,408 contributions totaling $992,261 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $225 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON POLITICS VOTING
PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON POLITICS VOTING
PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Tacoma    38 Reviews
    Not after 23 years - 7/14/2020
    Having lived over half my life here I can tell you real friends are few and far between. You will go through many and only have a handful who stick with you. Your... Read More

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    Best Place I've Ever Lived By Far - 6/27/2020
    Here's the thing. I've lived in nine states during my lifetime (I'm 51 years old at the time of this writing). I grew up and lived most of my life in Indianapolis, but... Read More

    Tacoma's potential - 4/28/2018
    I decided to start taking all public transportation and walking the rest of the way to work every day since my taxes were paying for it. I live on hilltop and work on... Read More


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    98404, 98409, 98405, 98406, 98407, 98422, 98408, 98418, 98403, 98465, ... 13 more

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